Strategic Advisor, DIME (VPSG5)

Job posted: 22/02/2021
Applications close: 04/03/2021 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Until 30 June 2021

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $101,120 - $122,348

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: VG/DH/CR/1514805

Reference: VG/DH/CR/1514805

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: $101,120 - $122,348

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

Application Closes: 4 March 2021

Role: Strategic Advisor, DIME (Role until -  30 June 2021)

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street/Work from home

Position Summary: 

  • Responsible for providing support and advice to the Executive Directors in Data, Intelligence, Modelling and Epidemiology (DIME)
  • The role operates within a complex and dynamic environment that requires the capacity to exercise sound judgement, to liaise with and manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and to undertake effective, timely actions.
  • The role may also lead and manage change initiatives and new processes across the DIME Branch more broadly, as required.


  • Provide coordination, advice and assistance to the Executive Directors in DIME , incorporating high level analysis and quality control on complex matters.
  • Support the Executive Director and the executive leadership team to deliver complex policy, legislation and reform, governance, and change management.
  • Prepare, review and provide high quality and strategic policy advice about briefings, Cabinet submissions, reports, and correspondence, with recommendations for the Executive Directors.
  • Clearly communicate expectations to DIME staff, and work collaboratively to deliver high quality briefings to the Executive Director, Deputy Secretary, Secretary and Minister.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including the Deputy Secretary's Office, the Secretary's Office and Minister's Office.
  • Contribute to the leadership of DIME by actively driving a continuous improvement approach to workplace culture and policy development.
  • Work flexibly across DIME , performing other tasks and contributing to other projects as required.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-health>

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Strategic Advisor, DIME (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / Until 30 June 2021

Job classification:



Daniel Carter | Daniel.Carter@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Strategic Advisor, DIME (VPSG5)